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John & Leslie Robinson Family Named to SWOSU Planned Giving Society

The John & Leslie Robinson family of Amarillo (TX) has been named to the SWOSU Tomorrows planned giving society.

Dr. Diane Lovell, president of Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU), recently made the announcement.

John has generously made provision for SWOSU in his estate planning. His thoughtful investment in SWOSU will be used to provide substantial endowed support to the SWOSU College of Pharmacy via the John & Leslie Robinson Scholarship Fund at the SWOSU Foundation, Inc.

John and Leslie both attended SWOSU and while here, started dating, then married. John graduated from the SWOSU College of Pharmacy in 1966. Their 55 years of marriage were filled with much joy, though none greater than their pride in sons Stewart Robinson and the late John Mark Robinson. Leslie passed away on September 18, 2020.

“SWOSU stands firmly on the Hilltop today because of visionary philanthropic partners like the John and Leslie Robinson family,” Lovell said. “We are honored that John chose to invest in SWOSU by including our institution in his estate planning and to honor Leslie’s memory in such a special way. This truly generous gesture will provide support to our students for decades to come.”

To better equip those who choose to remember SWOSU in their estate planning, the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. has launched, a comprehensive website with updated information about how planned gifts of any size and type can be made to SWOSU. Donors who choose to record their planned gifts to SWOSU will be named as part of the SWOSU Tomorrows giving society and recognized according to their wishes and preferences, joining a special place of honor amongst the university’s many benefactors. Former SWOSU Presidents Dr. Joe Anna Hibler and the late Dr. John Hays served as the founding honorary co-chairs of the SWOSU Tomorrows effort under the guidance of the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. Board of Trustees.

The SWOSU Tomorrows planned giving program is coordinated by the SWOSU Foundation, Inc. The Foundation was established in 1977 to promote philanthropy and distribute funds to support the activities and programs of SWOSU. Located on the Weatherford campus in the historic Burton House, the Foundation currently stewards nearly $37 million in assets for the benefit of SWOSU.

For information on how to make a planned gift to SWOSU or to notify SWOSU that a provision has been made for the university in estate planning, please contact the SWOSU Foundation by telephone at 580-774-3267; by e-mail to Executive Director Garrett King at; or by visiting